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Author Topic: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980  (Read 1105 times)

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Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:59:10 PM »
Here are 2 paperweights I just bought. Whitefriars 1979 Partridge in a Pear Tree and Whitefriars 1980 Bells Christmas Paperweights.
Both in mint condition with original box and certificates, $440 and $430 respectively.  I think I did good..

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 08:12:12 PM »
Two excellent desirable weights , well done .jp

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 08:22:49 PM »
about right for the partridge, very good value for the bell - which is much rarer than the partridge as 1980 was when Whitefriars closed and so not that many christmas weights were made that year.
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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 08:44:10 PM »
I just love the detail in the Patridge in a pear tree one.. I don't know how many canes are there but it is just beautiful.
Does anyone know exactly how many of them were made of 1979 and 1980 one??? I know they intended to make 1000 of each but I think it is around 200-300 of each???

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 09:30:02 PM »
Hi ------According to my info 593 for the Partridge and 258 for the Bell   There are 9469 Individual pieces of glass in the Partridge weight I know because I counted them!!!--------Roy

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »
Hi Roy its Ray Annenbergs favourite weight more canes than any other W/Fs weight , he should know as he was the cane maker , he has one of those without the partridge just the leaves its in mint condition , and i bellieve he is looking for a home for it . jp

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 07:15:54 PM »
John,
         point him my way.

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Tony

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 07:22:00 PM »
I thought you had one of those Tony ?

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 07:24:28 PM »
I wish I could have the one without the partridge but I think My husband will be a little mad if I talk about another paperweight..    :)

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Re: Whitefriars Christmas Paperweights 1979 and 1980
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 07:52:08 PM »
Hi John,
             if you will pardon the expression, mines miniature size !! Only after a full size model !!

Cheers,

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